Overview: Vista Ridge Trail (#626) is located within wilderness boundaries of the Mt. Hood National Forest and it heads south toward the Timberline Trail from the junction with Old Vista Ridge. There are a total of 22 logs as of late August on a 2.4 mile section of the trail between the Old Vista Ridge junction and the Eden Park Trail (just short of the Timberlibe Trail). This will be a logout, reviewing elements of PCTA’s 103 Basic Saw Crew course. Please review the JHA for crosscut saw: Crosscut JHA, signed after a briefing at the trailhead safety talk. Everyone and anyone interested is using crosscut saws is encouraged to sign up. This is a great opportunity for unexperienced to gain more skills for future saw certifications.
What to Expect, Project Description: Please check the weather forecast day of, bring layers and be ready for all types of weather. We will start working around 9AM and work till 12PM for a lunch break. Then we will work till 2:30PM and get back to the cars no later than 3:30PM. We will have two saw teams with two instructors each, plus additional crew leaders to divide out brushing and down limbs from additional areas of the trail corridor. No sawyer experience required.
Hiking information – This section of trail is 2.4 miles long with some elevation gain, but over all a not too exhaustive hiking experience. Volunteers should expect to hike between 2-5 miles total.
What to bring: (Please note – these items are mandatory at every work party!)
What to wear: (Please note- these items are mandatory at every work party!)
Directions to Vista Ridge Trailhead (no cell coverage, plan before you go):